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Bearded George Clooney + A Snow Babe + Guns = A Clip From THE AMERICAN!!

Merrick here...
I've been loving the trailers for THE AMERICAN...

...and really dig the retroness of its poster...

...and think George Clooney is always cool as hell even when the movies around him are not (which is rarely), so I'm expecting this picture could at least be somewhat interesting. Check out the clip below - via Yahoo movies- from the movie which arrives in early September. 28 WEEKS LATER scripter Rowan Joffe adapted a novel by Martin Booth with Anton Corbijn directing.

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  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    These are the scenes filmed in Sweden

    by BenBraddock

    I guess, I can't see them... here in Sweden

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    The beard and toque make him look so old

    by Jehovahs_Witness

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    *POP* *POP*

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    That one second was the only good part in that clip. Not very suspenseful or impressive, really.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Another weird thing about that clip is.....

    by Jehovahs_Witness the distance between them and the gunman seems to change after he kills him. He looks like he's at least 20 yards away, but after he shoots him, it only takes him 10 steps in the snow to get to him.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    It's like Sweden in there Jerry...

    by Sailor Rip


  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Love that old school poster

    by John_McClanes_Vest

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Best poster of looks boring as hell

    by Neck_Lucas

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Damn trailers.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    when they were out in the open? Dunce.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    at home.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST


    by satriales

    is one my favourite movies. So I'm definitely going to see this.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    by Omar B

    Gotta love Clooney and the movie's got that old school espionage/assassination feel to it.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    "I don't think God's very interested in me, father..."

    by Snake Foreskin

    And neither am I. Especially because I am pretty sure if George Clooney is involved, The American will turn out to be The Anti-American. Boo.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    all hollywood actors will end up with a gun

    by smudgewhat

    in their hands, but i think clooney can make it work. so i'm gonna go.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Another Clooney flop

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    He's very good at it

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    What kind of sniper with a high power rifle...

    by pizzatheface

    ...and a scope misses two standing dark targets in the snow? Really?

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    How NOT to snipe

    by CodeName

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Pretty bad action choreography.

    by CodeName

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    He looks cancer-thin. And what beard?

    by catlettuce4

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Hate to agree..

    by Toilet_Terror

    ..but this really fails to impress. It seems the tone is right, but the plot and or logic of the action has been deemed irrelevant by the filmmakers. Ah well.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    So much for one shot, one kill.

    by SID 8.0

    That sniper sucked. I have had only basic rifle training and I could've taken out both of them.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    So is this gonna be a better version

    by Alphanumeric1971

    Of Bangkok Dangerous?

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    anton cjorbin super photographer

    by drturing

    and totally suck ass action director. there's more coherent spatial shit in michael bay's oeuvere

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    gotta love that BoRock_A_Boomer moron

    by BadMrWonka

    he's got like half a schtick, but he sticks with it! <p>yeah, Clooney's movies have only made about a billion dollars...such flops!<p> I guess when you're a liberal from Hollywood, there will always be jerks that think every movie you make will be Fahrenheit 9/11.<p>and not for nothing, but these are the same guys that have no problem seeing Mel Gibson or Roman Polanski films...but god forbid Clooney should appear in an ad for Obama a few years back.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    by adismith

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST more drinks for BadMrWonka

    by Jehovahs_Witness

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    The sniper would never have been seen

    by twogunjames

    End of movie. Roll the credits. Clooney bleeding in the snow from a head wound and the audience has no idea why. I knew this would be a film with no logic to the action as soon as he pointed a gun at someone and asked them what side they are on. Just fucking shoot them George.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 11:52 p.m. CST

    I don't get it...

    by HermesTrismestigus

    How does he get movies made he seems like Box Office Poison to his films do well on dvd & overseas...he's always been a mediocre actor to me..and very boring. He must be doing something right..he's working but..who sees his movies? other than older women..people on this site and gay men.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    An assassin not a sniper. Pretty certain

    by Dennis_Moore

    assassins purposely alert others to set an example.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Also, Control was an interesting, and great

    by Dennis_Moore

    looking movie.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Looks incredibly predictible

    by MyScroteHasGout

    Why does every movie like this have to have a romantic subplot which is obviously going to become part of the main story?

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Clooney looks 70 in that scene

    by BigTuna

    Die the beard and get rid of the damn tuque.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    yes very poor sniping technique

    by Rupee88

    Always good to stand up and make yoruself a large target

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Clooney trying to be Cary Grant these days

    by AGNT009

    and not coming close.

  • Aug. 24, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Wheres Jack Bauer?

    by AGNT009

    Im still waiting for some Bauer news, the only believable, older, ass kicker in Hollywood right now.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Sutherland is making "The Canadian."

    by Dennis_Moore

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    meh It's like Clooney wants to live in the 60s

    by chien_sale

    Somebody should tell him that we're in 2010 and that people wants movies that have pulse. Clooney makes some interesting movies but it's likes he wants to be the anti-star. We want movie stars to kick ass and look good doing that. And in his movies he either look goofy or desperatly wanting to die with one foot in the tomb. Who advice him in his career? Seriously he had it perfetly around Oceans' 11 and Dangerous Minds. And now he just looks...a dead man walking.

  • Aug. 25, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    There's a special place in hell

    by Abominable Snowcone

    for all you communists out there who say anything bad about the Cloons. If you could smell his finger, you too would acknowledge his greatness.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    do the "boys" in here commenting on Clooney's career and choices and appearance realize how little they sound or how little they are? Pathetic! The man has a job and does it great and you and your "culture" show yourselves for what you are, nothing (out side the chat room especially).

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    why do we assume

    by thecheesegrommit

    the sniper was a "sniper" and that he was even set up to take the shot before Clooney figured it out and took cover. Stop writing this movie and write your own. Come on talents, chop chop.

  • Sept. 6, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    Thanks for telling me what I want and if by "a pulse" you mean brainless drivel....Ohhh right right right. Pfft. Dick!